March 2016

ELL Newsletter

Hawthorn/Union Chapel



March came in like a lion.

Will it go out like a lamb?




I enjoyed the ESL Night at both schools this year.  I always love to meet with all of you and have you see some of the things we do in school.

The 1st-5th grade students worked very hard on their Photo Stories and were proud to share them with you.  I will be happy to send your child's photo story to you so you can see
their hard work if you were not able to come.  Then all you have to do is download Photo Story from Microsoft.  It is free and you can see the presentation.




 

Gerner Family Early Education Center

8100 N. Congress

Kansas City, MO  64152

 

Title I Pre-School

Students who have English as a second language and other qualifiers are served through our Title I Early Childhood Program.

 

The Title I early childhood classroom is a half day program that runs Monday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday within the Early Childhood Special Education classrooms. The Title I program is a readiness program for children who are three before August 1st, and four and five year olds who are in need of an educational experience to prepare them in the areas of cognitive, literacy and social development prior to entering kindergarten. The preschool classroom follows the Missouri Pre-K Standards and Creative Curriculum. Daily activities in the classroom include:

 

         Circle time with calendar work

         Attendance number line work

         Weather work with a meteorologist who reports the weather

         Music and movement activities

         Literacy activities includes reading and discussing stories (fiction, science, social studies and nonfiction text) looking for connections, character changes, and cause and effect

         Jolly Phonics written activities

         Scribble Art listening activity each week for the letter of the week

         Outside time

         Shared reading of nursery rhymes and finger plays, which the students act out

 

Families interested in the Title I preschool classroom can contact

 Allison Dawson at 816-359-6310 or
 
dawsona@parkhill.k12.mo.us





Adult Education & Literacy

Located at: Northland Human Services Center
Maple Woods Community College
3100 NE 83rd Street
Suite 2450
Kansas City, MO  64119 

The Adult Education and Literacy program offers preparation classes for adults who want to take the Missouri high school equivalency exam.  

Students must be 17 years old or older and not enrolled in school.  

Classes for Adult English Language Learners (ELL) are offered at the Northland Human Services Center and at Eastgate Middle School. 
Call 413-5480 for more information. 
Call March 9th to reserve your spot.
 

Other Resources for Adult English Language Learners:

Don Bosco 521-5507

Kansas City School District Adult education 418-5243; 418-7150

Della Lamb -  842-8040

Downtown Library 560-0135






Non English Speakers

School Words


School Activities


School Workers


Places in School


Community Words


Occupations


Sports and Recreation




Kindergarten
Continue working in the Plant Unit.
flowers, garden
cause effect
action words
compare fairy tales
   
fruit and vegetables
and
it
you
can

TEST



First Grade
Growing and Changing
Big Question
How Do Animals Change as They Grow?

Animal Babies
Zoo Animal Babies
Plot
Beginning
Middle
End

Singular Subject Pronouns
Plural Subject Pronouns

Compare Genres
Main Idea and Details
Singular Possessive Words
Life Cycle of  Butterflies
Plural Possessive Words
Science Article
Poem
Voice
Style
Writing Project



Second Grade
Water
for Everyone
Big Question
Where Does Water Come From?
Problem Solution
Adjectives
Articles
Compare/Contrast
Cause and Effect
Adverbs
Author's Purpose


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Third Grade
Life in the Soil
Big Question
What is so Amazing About Plants?
Life Cycle and Growth of a Plant
Sequence
Inferences
Language Frames
Realistic Fiction
Multiple Meaning Words
Haiku
Comparing Genres
Plural Nouns
Main Idea and Details
Fiction/Non Fiction Stories
Science Articles
Suffixes
Blog
Comparing Text Features



Fourth Grade
Amazing Places
Big Question
Why Learn About Other Places?
Maps and a Globe
Theme Chart
Visualize
Fiction
Word Origins
Free Verse in Poetry
Compare Figurative Language
Simile and Metaphor
Plural Nouns
Language Frames
Land forms
Main Idea and Details
Graphs
Diagrams
Compound Words
Profile
Research Paper on Country



Fifth Grade
Nature's Network
Nature's Network

Big Question
What is Nature's Network?

Language Frames
Food Chain
Plot
Determine Importance
Realistic Fiction
Setting
Predators and Prey
Prefixes
Expository Non Fiction
Consumers
Producers
Carnivores
Omnivores
Herbivores
Decomposers
Desert
Compare Content
Plural Nouns
Photosynthesis
Chlorophyl
Main Idea Details
Read an Interview
Suffixes
Compare Genres
Collective Nouns



Important Days

Reminder

Early Realease Day
March 10



Teacher Work Day
No School for Students
March 18

Spring Break

No School
March 21-26

School Will Resume
March 27th





St. Patrick's Day
  is
March 17th




Northland Ethnic Festival

Park Hill South
11:00-3:30




Next month is
Kindergarten Orientation


Please stop in the office and enroll your child anytime before that date.









For your children's protection remember to sit with your children when they are on the Internet.

It can be a fun learning experience for all. 

You can link to my web site on your schools web site or

http://home.comcast.net/~kathyhutchinson/newsesl.html